Wednesday, October 28, 2009

This and That

I finally finished my scarf I have been working on. This is my first project since I learned crocheting. I will post a pic later. I am going to learn how to do a hat next. I don't wear hats, but whatever. I will make them cute and give them as gifts.

As far as for my jewelry, I finished a bracelet. The beads are white glass beads with black lines inside them. In between the beads I put black and red sea beads. The picture I posted is from a mobile so I will have to get a better one. I am working on matching earrings for it. I am also working on making a necklace with a vintage pendant from my childhood. This pendant is sooooo super fab, I love it! I am so glad I can make something for it so I can wear it. Did I mention it was vintage?? ;)

I am also taking over the newsletter for our beading group. This is a great opportunity for me to learn publisher a little bit better. This also inspired me to get back into web design. I hope this gets me out there a little. So many people inspired me on the web, I'd like to inspire someone and help them find something out about themselves or discover something new by reading my ramblings.

I have been thinking of ways to be creative or how to be more creative. In this searching, I came across a book called The Artist Way. I am now reading that and doing the teachings. I will let ya know how that turns out. So far it is good. I am hard headed, so I may need to read it again LOL.

I feel good and productive. I have a few different things going on at once, so I need to devote certain times to each project so each becomes fulfilling and one project does not get left behind.

Lately in life I have realized that I pay more life. I know it is this discovery journey I am on. I finally figured out what I want for my creative self. It took me long enough to figure it out. I take time for what is important. I have slip ups, I revert back to my old grumpy, blah ways. We all do. But at least I have a destination now, I know what goals I want to achieve.


Thursday, October 15, 2009


A lot of people on the Internet inspire me. I have a list of blogs I follow from DIY'ers and friend accounts of the same and people from Italy. For a long time I was searching for this something I wanted to do. I knew I wanted something, but did not know what or how to figure it out. I had the burn, the desire, but not the tools.

Reading other blogs inspired me to get back into web design. I found my nitch is designing. Also, I am reading a lot more. I Thrift more. I have more confidence. I am blogging. I try new things. I tried Yoga and I love it. I started a little business. I am expanding my knowledge. I go after the mysterious. I learned that what you resist persists. Don't fear anything. I am a braver person. All this from browsing around on the Internet.

I love the Skinny Bitch books. That totally branched me off onto getting more into my creativity. Buy the book. At least check it out. If it does not inspire you, later on in life check it out again, maybe it will. There are a lot of good references in there as well.

I am still fumbling through learning stages. I still try to do 20 projects at once and end up doing nothing because I don't know which I want to do. LOL.
I was one of those people that did not know what I wanted. I was one of those people that thought I could never figure it out.

I feel more at peace sometimes. I have set backs, but this journey I am on is fabulous. All those people that I have all inspired me and thank you!

A Nice Day

Last Sunday me and my husband went to the annual Italian Wine Festival. I love going. This is the only wine festival I go to. I love the Italian music and seeing all the Italians. Almost like home. The food is good, the wine is good and there are a lot of DIY'ers.

After we walked around and drank wine my husband stopped off at the park. We took a 2 mile hike around the area and it was real nice. I had a good time.

Afterwards, we went to check out a dog park. They re-did this park and made it exclusively for dogs! There are separate sections for big dogs and little ones.

It was a great day. Mostly we are running about with sports for our son and for my husbands coaching. This was a nice break. Something so simple just made a great day.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Justice Served

I read the paper from back home online weekly. One day back in October I read an article about a 35 year old girl who was dropping off her son to see his father. Apparently they had an argument prior about child support and I guess she was seeing someone new. This enraged him and he shot her six times in front of their son. Four of the shots were fatal. The trial just started this week and ended with less than a 40 minute deliberation finding him guilty of first degree murder! The defense attorney tried to argue that he shot her in self defense. No one bought that. This guy is known to abuse women and he was living with his common law wife and girlfriend.

I do not know anyone from this story. It touched me because this girl is close to my age and it happened back home. Not to mention this 12 year old boy witness this. I am glad justice was served. I am glad this guy will rot in prison with no chance of parole.

I hope these women who are involved with him wake up and get a sense of self worth, before they become a victim. No one should feel inadequate that they need to put up with any type of abuse. You have to be strong, know what you want out of life and be positive and know you deserve well. When people feel so low about themselves it is very hard to pick your head up. It is easier and less work to sulk and be negative then it is to be positive.